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Vinalhaven Historical Society Collection
Credit: R. Mont Arey home movies, Vinalhaven Historical Society Collection, Northeast Historic Film.
[Arey, R. Mont--home movies] COLLECTION LEVEL RECORD, 1818
17 film reels and 1 video cassette
1939 – 1983
The Vinalhaven Historical Society Collection consists of two reels of 16 mm. film, four reels of Super 8 mm. film, eleven reels of 8 mm. film, and one ¾” U-Matic video cassette. The collection includes the home movies shot by Vinalhaven resident R. Mont Arey between 1939 and 1947; Turn of the Tide, a 1943 docudrama exploring the history and formation of a fisherman’s cooperative in Port Clyde; The Finest Kind, a 1976 documentary on Vinalhaven Island lobstering; the four-part documentary, Vinalhaven People, shot between 1981 and 1983 by Richard W. Morehouse; and, Arctic Thrills, a 1941 Castle Films production.
The Vinalhaven Historical Society was founded in 1963 to collect, identify, preserve, exhibit, interpret and make available for education and research, information and artifacts which illuminate the history of Vinalhaven and its families from its beginning to the present. The Society has an extensive collection of photographic, genealogical and vital records. The Museum houses artifacts from the Civil War, Vinalhaven schools, homes, farms and the fishing, horse net and granite industries. R. Mont Arey was born in Vinalhaven in 1887, the son of Rufus Arey II (1843-1905). Following service in World War I, he married Emily E. MacArthur. His home on Lane's Island, built in the early 1800s, was one of the oldest on the island. He became a nationally known clarinetist, playing with the Detroit and Rochester Symphony Orchestras. He taught at the Eastman School of Music until his retirement in 1954.
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